Nursing Home to Pay $450,000 In Settlement of Patient Dumping Case

Patient dumping is a serious problem as our population ages.   Recently, the Avalon Villa Care Center at 12029 S. Avalon Blvd. settled a major case with the City by agreeing in part to improve its staffing regarding care plans.

Nursing homes are often called “skilled nursing facilities” or “SNFs”.  Many people are not aware that these incidents are reported to the state of California and available online.  If you search this database, you will find ratings that are easily understood — it is surprising how even the cleanest looking, brightest facilities may have reported safety incidents including falls, failing to provide care plans and other citations from state investigators.  Make sure your loved one gets the best care possible, and if you suspect or experience a problem, you can also call state investigators.  You can also call the Shining Law Firm and we will respond and evaluate the situation immediately.

California search for health care facilities:

http://hfcis.cdph.ca.gov/search.asx

Articles on the recent settlement:

http://abc7.com/south-la-facility-accused-of-patient-dumping-reaches-$450k-settlement/3671975/

http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2018/jun/28/city-attorney-wins-450000-settlement-nursing-home-/

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